A former Indiana college student dialed 911 and when cops arrived, they found her and her newborn son—who wasn’t breathing—in a bathtub.
Mikayla Munn, 21, who previously went to Manchester University was treated for the after-effects of giving birth, Indiana State Police said in a statement.
However, police said in a statement on May 2 that she was arrested for the murder of her infant.
They allege that Munn drowned her baby after giving birth in a dorm bathtub.
She claimed that she didn’t know she was pregnant, but investigators said that she searched for “home abortions” and “water births.”
Munn said that she had “fainted after giving birth” and said there was “blood everywhere.”
Due to inconsistent evidence, detectives from the North Manchester Police Department and the Indiana State Police began an investigation into the death of the baby boy, which occurred on the night of March 21.
During their investigation, they found enough evidence and probable cause to arrest Munn.
She was arrested on Wednesday and is in the Wabash County Jail, FOX59 reported.
Medical professionals told the Elkhart Truth the child was “a full-term healthy baby with no abnormalities.”
An autopsy of the infant showed that the “death due to asphyxia due to drowning” and “manner of death as homicide.”
University President Dave McFadden said in an email that it’s important “we reach out and support each other.”
“Although speculating about the case is a natural reaction in circumstances like this, please take pause before doing so,” he wrote. “We do not have all of the facts, and one of the most sacred principles in the American criminal justice system is the presumption of innocence.”
(H/T – RARE)